Richard Scott Larson is a queer writer based in Brooklyn. Born and raised in the suburbs of St. Louis, he attended Hunter College in Manhattan and earned his MFA from New York University, where he currently works for the Expository Writing Program. He has recently received fellowships from MacDowell and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and he has been awarded artist residencies from the Millay Colony for the Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the Vermont Studio Center. He is also an active member of the National Book Critics Circle.

His creative and critical work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Chicago Review of BooksHarvard Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, JoylandSlant, Hobart, Wigleaf, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and other venues, including the anthology It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror (Feminist Press, 2022). His writing has also been listed as notable in The Best American Essays.